Rising LoneStars Honors Arlington City Council Representative Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers for Her Work on Affordable Housing Issues
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 22, 2021, April 22, 2021

Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers, Arlington City Council District 7 at-large representation, was honored Friday with the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition’s Community Champion award.

Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers, Arlington City Council District 7 at-large representative, has again been recognized for her continued work to make homeownership affordable in our community.

Rising LoneStars, a website that recognizes exceptional acts of leadership and provides information about local and state public officials, said Dr. Farrar-Myers’ dedication to affordable housing and combatting homelessness earned her a spot on its December 2020 Top Ten List of public officials.

Dr. Farrar-Myers has served as chair of Tarrant & Parker County Continuum of Care Board of Directors the past two years, helping lead the way towards greater regional collaboration to address homelessness. In December, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition awarded her the Community Champion Award for her leadership, personal engagement and data-driven approach to affordable housing and homelessness.

In addition to her work with the Continuum of Care, Dr. Farrar-Myers has served on the City of Arlington’s Community and Neighborhood Development Committee. There, she led the effort to obtain federal funding for a Navigator position to serve Arlington, allowing service and housing providers greater efficiency in connecting with our community’s unsheltered homeless. She has also served on the Arlington Housing Finance Corporation board of directors, advocating for additional affordable housing in Arlington so that our most vulnerable populations can find a place to call home.

Farrar-Myers said, “I am honored to receive this recognition, but we must remember that affordable housing is about more than putting roofs over people’s heads, it is about attracting good-paying jobs to Arlington so that people can afford the homes or apartments in which they live.”

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